Victory at Home and Abroad: Overseas Correspondents, the African American Press, and the Long Civil Rights Movement, 1939-1946
thesisposted on 2019-04-03, 00:57 authored by DAVID JAMES LONGLEY
Victory at Home and Abroad examines the articles written by war correspondents employed by African American newspapers during World War II. Continuing a long legacy of activism by African American journalists, these correspondents reported on events unfolding overseas in a manner that would pressure the U.S government to enact civil rights change at home. Providing evidence to readers that African American men could excel as soldiers if given the chance, the correspondents also advanced narratives of friendliness and acceptance white peoples across the globe, as well as of the importance of African American contributions to the increasing global popularity of American culture.